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Podcast: Stephen Hall's expectations of GCARD 2012

Dr. Stephen Hall speaks to us from GCARD and his expectations of the conference; partnership, thinking with small-holder famers and gender issues for agricultural development.

Podcast: Stephen Hall's expectations of GCARD 2012

Dr. Stephen Hall speaks to us from GCARD and his expectations of the conference; partnership, thinking with small-holder famers and gender issues for agricultural development.

In the face of the global challenges of food insecurity, poverty and climate change, gender equality is non-negotiable

If agricultural development efforts are to effectively contribute to reducing poverty and food insecurity and help families adapt to the effects of climate change, agricultural researchers and practitioners must rethink how they integrate gender within their work. This was the consensus among participants at a recent workshop WorldFish hosted to discuss new approaches to gender integration in agriculture. But, why is change necessary?

Closing Malaysia gender gap in farming brings stronger economy to region

(WNN/SD) Penang, MALAYSIA, ASIA: Productivity losses due to the agriculture ”gender gap” are straining global economies, a conference has heard. This was the consensus of gender scientists and agricultural researchers at a workshop in Malaysia that aimed to develop an agenda for gender transformative research for the agricultural sector.
 
The conference, held in Penang this month, was convened by the CGIAR Consortium. According to Paula Kantor, a senior gender scientist at the Malaysia-based WorldFish, gender disparities persist in “access to resources, markets and technologies, even after decades of research and interventions on gender”.

Gender gap in agriculture 'must be addressed'

[KUALA LUMPUR] Productivity losses due to the agriculture "gender gap" are straining global economies, a conference has heard. 

This was the consensus of gender scientists and agricultural researchers at a workshop in Malaysia that aimed to develop an agenda for gender transformative research for the agricultural sector.

Gender equity contributes to a disaster resilient society

The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) was observed at the weekend with a rally and seminar held at the University of Dhaka. Participating in the rally was WorldFish Bangladesh and the Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation.

Gender transformative approach crucial for successful agricultural development

Despite decades of agricultural research and development efforts, the challenges of poverty and hunger persist. Experts now recognize that effectively integrating gender issues in such projects will help to improve food security, wellbeing and equity.

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